2007 Suzuki SX4 - Road Test Specs

2007 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback

(2.0L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeSuzuki
ModelSX4
Style4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$16,594
As-tested MSRP$15,999
Drivetrain
Drive typeall-wheel drive
Engine typeinline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1995cc (122 cu-in)
Valvetrain32-valves, DOHC, variable intake and exhaust timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)143 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)136 @ 3500
Transmission type4-speed Automatic
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, reartorsion beam
Steering typepower steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelTuranza EL400
Tire size, frontP205/60R16 H
Tire size, rearP205/60R16 H
Wheel size16 X 6.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontfront ventilated disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)6.8
0-60 mph (sec.)11.3
0-75 mph (sec.)17.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)18.1@76.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)137
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.9
@ Full throttle (dB)72.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.6
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThe SX4 features "same-day" acceleration. I can really feel the lack of torque in this engine as it struggles to get into the upper revs. The four-speed does it no favors either, as the gear spacing is rather wide.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsWhile a 137-foot best is nothing to rave about, it feels better than the number it suggests. Pedal feel is better than some other subcompacts, and the ABS felt reasonably sophisticated (e.g., no humming or intermittent lock-ups).
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsWith "Auto AWD" mode selected, the SX4 does a decent job of doing what it's told. There's good balance with moderate understeer and the steering weight is appropriately heavy. With "Auto AWD" mode selected, I was happily rewarded with a good amount of vehicle control through the throttle. Conversely, in FWD, lifting off the throttle while cornering merely exaggerated a tendency for oversteer. The best slalom run was in "Auto AWD," using both steering and throttle to rotate and plant the rear for each cone.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)74.4
Wind (mph, direction)4
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)24 City 30 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)20.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.0
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,968
Length (in.)162.8
Width (in.)69.1
Height (in.)63.2
Wheelbase (in.)98.4
Track, front (in.)59.1
Track, rear (in.)58.9
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)38.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)54.3
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years / 100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementselectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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